The Ford Foundation Fellowship
As part of its outreach activities, the Social Science Baha began a college fellowship programme with the support of the Ford Foundation. The objective of this fellowship was to offer college teachers from outside the capital region a six-month affiliation with the Baha in order to allow them time to conduct research on their topics of choice. In 2008, Thandi Ram Jamarkattel from the Faculty of Geography of Mahendra Multiple Campus, Nepalgunj, was selected for the fellowship. The programme was, however, discontinued because of the practical difficulty faced by prospective applicants in terms of securing leave of absence for the fellowship period from their colleges.